Congrats to Mercy Health Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating!

Congratulations to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon for receiving a 5 star CMS rating. We are proud to work with a 5 star facility. The 293 hospitals with 5 stars from CMS Mackenzie Bean – Thursday, March 7th, 2019 Print  | Email CMS updated its Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings in February, recognizing 293 hospitals with five…

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Easy Steps You Can Take to Reduce Stress

Sometimes it can feel like there are not enough hours in the day to get everything done that you want or need to accomplish. From work duties and family responsibilities to finances, errands and appointments, day-to-day stresses can start to pile up and unfortunately take their toll on your health. Add in all the holiday…

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Heart Smart Habits for Better Blood Flow

Good circulation is essential for staying healthy from head to toe – literally! It is your blood’s job to carry necessary nutrients to all parts of your body, so if blood flow is impaired, your blood will struggle to deliver what your body needs, especially considering how far it has to go to reach your…

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How to Have a Happy Diabetic-Friendly Holiday

The holidays are here, but if you have diabetes, you may be feeling a little less excited and a little more stressed than most. This time of year, with family gatherings and parties, long stretches away from home, and a seemingly non-stop barrage of desserts, it can be especially difficult to manage your disease. However,…

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How to Perform a Diabetic Self-Foot Exam

When you live with diabetes, there are a lot of things you need to do to ensure you continue a healthy and active life, from watching your diet and exercising to managing your weight and monitoring glucose levels. It’s also important to protect your feet from harm. Nerve damage is often associated with diabetes, as…

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Are you at risk of having a stroke?

The MSA Vascular Lab is offering FREE CAROTID SCREENING on Monday, May 20, 2019. These screenings will be done at 1316 Mercy Drive, Muskegon, MI 49444. Call 231-739-1931 for more information. These screenings are by appointment only and spots are limited, so call soon. Carotid artery blockage and stroke are caused by a hardening of the…

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7 Tips to Improve Your Blood Flow

What exactly is blood circulation? It’s the process where the heart pumps blood throughout the body, providing blood supply to all body organs and tissues. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “It (blood) carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells and picks up carbon dioxide and waste products.”   Good blood circulation is…

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Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD): Warning Signs and Treatment Options

Peripheral Artery Disease is a common and very dangerous condition, affecting over 8 million Americans. The Mayo Clinic defines PAD as “a common circulatory problem in which narrowed arteries reduce the blood flow to your limbs.” It’s mostly known for affecting your legs but can also affect the arteries that carry blood from your heart…

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Don’t Let Those Varicose Veins Creep Up on You!

Arteries carry blood from your heart to the rest of your tissues. Veins return blood from the rest of your body to your heart, so the blood can be recirculated. To accomplish this important task, the veins in your legs must work against gravity, and varicose veins can make their job even more difficult. Factors…

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How to Receive Financial Assistance for Amputees

Losing a limb is a difficult experience and can lead to financial and emotional anxiety. Financial stress often comes with the many costs that are associated with an amputation including surgery, prosthetics, and medical equipment to help you regain strength and get around safely. Limb amputation can also affect you emotionally, since it is hard…

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